Warzone 2: Best Assault Rifles & Their Loadouts [Season 6]

After spending over 120 hours in Warzone 2, here are my top picks in the AR category.

Assault rifles are the main go-to weapons players choose because they are best in all ranges. Similar to the ranking of the best snipers and LMGs in Warzone 2.0, I  have listed the top best assault rifles that are available in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 so far. They are based on how well they perform in each range and how easy to use they will be. Loadout builds that properly complement each weapon will also be included.

Key Takeaways
  • Assault Rifles are the only weapon in Call of Duty: Warzone 2  that can perform well in every range and every type of tricky situation because of their high mobility and great damage output.
  • Each Assault Rifle has distinct characteristics and differs in terms of stats and performance.
  • Some weapons excel in recoil control, while some feature impressive damage and DPS.
  • Selecting the best AR depends on the playstyle and preference of a payer.

Best Assault Rifles In COD Warzone 2.0

Here is an overview of my top picks for the best assault rifles in COD Warzone 2.0:

WeaponsReload TimeADS Time (ms)Fire Rate (RPM)Time To Kill (ms)Base Move Speed (m/s)
M161.33290.0811.0262.04.59
ISO Hemlock2.0260.0600.0200.04.69
TAQ-561.35240.0625.0192.04.64
Kastov 5451.7260.0652.0276.04.71
Lachmann-5562.0240.0723.0332.04.62
Kastov 7621.32270.0610.0250.04.62
M41.87240.0811.0296.04.74
Kastov-74u1.83240.0675.0276.04.81

M16

The best burst rounds Assault Rifle.
M16 In Call Of Duty
Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0: M16 Assault Rifle – Image Captured by eXputer
  • Why I chose this: Better handling and mobility with burst-fire shots.

Choosing a weapon like M16 can be both favorable and risky. Since all of the players know of the M16 from pretty much every Call Of Duty game, they might go for it. They have majorly changed the M16 this time. People tend to play with the M16 via its amazing burst power, but they have nerfed it this time. It might seem like it is a big disadvantage, but it isn’t. 

Attachments And Perks

Muzzle Rear Grip Stock Optic Under Barrel
Echoless-80 Sakin ZX grip Corio precio factory Cronon mini pro Demo firm grip
Base Perk 1 Base Perk 2 Bonus Perk Ultimate Perk
Double time Bomb squad Resupply High alert
  • Control and Firepower
  • More Versatile
  • Impressive Rate of Fire
  • Recoil over long distance
  • No auto mode

M13B

Assault Rifle with good Handling and Fire Rate.
M13B In Call Of Duty WZ2
Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0: M13B Assault Rifle – Screenshot Grab: eXputer
  • Why I choose this: High Fire rate with good overall handling in close range.

A new addition to the AR weapon class is the M13B. It was an important addition because of its incredible fire rate in close to mid-combat ranges. It has the fire rate of an SMG and the firepower of an AR. If given a proper chance, it has the potential to finish up enemies quicker than ever. It is the best choice as an assault rifle for beginners in COD Warzone 2.0. 

Attachments And Perks

Muzzle Under Barrel Magazine Rear Grip Laser
Echoless-80 Commando Foregrip 45 round mag D37 grip VLK LZR 7MW
Base Perk 1 Base Perk 2 Bonus Perk Ultimate Perk
Scavenger Strong Arm Fast hands High Alerts
  • Shorter TTK
  • High Fire Rate
  • Better Handling and Mobility
  • Low Muzzle Velocity
  • Good at close range

TAQ-56 

The best versatile Assault Rifle.
TAQ 56 In Call Of Duty Wz2
Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0: TAQ-56 Assault Rifle – Screenshot Captured by eXputer
  • Why I choose this: High damage and more versatile than other option of same category.

Now, onto a weapon that can be called the jack of all trades. The potential the gun has will be seen by many players throughout the season. It is an incredible force to be reckoned with, but it requires additional practice with the weapon in order to fully master it. You may call it a dependable assault rifle in COD Warzone 2.0 as it provides the best selection of attachments you could use. 

Attachments And Perks

Muzzle Under Barrel Optic Magazine Rear Grip
Harbinger D20 17.5” Tundra Pro Barrel Luca Bandera Scope 40-Round Mag Demo IMP-44
Base Perk 1 Base Perk 2 Bonus Perk Ultimate Perk
Double Time Tracker Spotter Ghost
  • Easy to handle
  • Reliable accuracy 
  • Manageable Recoil
  • Slower TTK at long range

Kastov-545

Assault Rifle with impressive Recoil Control.
The Best Kastov-545 Assault Rifle Loadout In COD Warzone 2.0
Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0: Kastov-545 Assault Rifle – Image Credit Copyright: eXputer
  • Why I choose this: It is easier to carry and use, even at medium to long range.

The Kastov-545 has an incredible and probably unbeatable fire rate which can render enemies with LMGs useless. It focuses primarily on bullet velocity and the damage range it has. You can hit opponents from farther ranges easily without much worrying about the recoil. You can fire up and crash up the trios easily via this weapon. It will take you a little while to get the hang of it since it is a new gun. 

Attachments And Perks

Barrel Optic Stock Rear Grip Under Barrel
Kastovia 406 Hybrid Firepoint Kastov Rama True-tac VX pineapple
Base Perk 1 Base Perk 2 Bonus Perk Ultimate Perk
Scavenger Strong Arm Focus Ghost
  • Good damage per magazine
  • Controllable recoil
  • High muzzle velocity
  • Average TTK
  • Poor Iron Sight

Lachmann-556  

Assault Rifle with impressive Fire Rate.
LAchmann-556 In Call Of Duty Wz2
Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0: Lachmann-556 Assault Rifle – Image Captured by us
  • Why I choose this: It is a good close-range option due to its reliable firing rate.

The meta-gun used in the multiplayer mode of Modern Warfare 2 is also included in Warzone 2.0. It has the same impact it had in the multiplayer mode. With its quick TTK and incredible firepower, it is easily one of the top weapons in the game. It is a very versatile weapon since it can be modified to work in all ranges. Whether it is close combat or long-ranged battles, the Lachmann-556 can do it all. 

Attachments And Perks

Optic Barrel Under Barrel Stock Rear Grip
Cronen Mini Pro Lachmann-556 Ftac Ripper 56 Lachmann S9 Factory S-Grip Zero
Base Perk 1 Base Perk 2 Bonus Perk Ultimate Perk
Battle Hardened Bomb Square Cold-blooded Overclock
  • Ease of Use
  • Low Recoil
  • High Fire Rate
  • Slower TTK

Kastov-762 

The best well-balanced Assault Rifle.
Kastov-762 In Call Of Duty Wz2
Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0: Lachmann-556 Assault Rifle – Screenshot Captured by eXputer
  • Why I chose this: It is suitable for all types of users when equipped with the right attachments.

As of now, you may know how powerful the Kastov weapon tree is. All of them possess match-winning strengths. At a time in multiplayer, the Kastov-762 was the number one TTK weapon. Its unique firepower and feel made players use it often in their class setups. The majority of the plays you did with it consisted of rushing and holding up positions with your teammates. 

Attachments And Perks

Muzzle Barrel Laser Optic Magazine
Polarfire-S IG-K30 406MM Schlager Peo Box IV VLK 4.0 40-Round Mag
Base Perk 1 Base Perk 2 Bonus Perk Ultimate Perk
Double Time Strong Arm Fast Hands Overclock
  • High base damage
  • Fast TTK
  • More versatile
  • Requires precision

M4

The Jack-Of-All-Trades.
The Best M4Assault Rifle Loadout In COD Warzone 2.0
Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0: M4 Assault Rifle – Image by eXputer
  • Why I chose this: It is a very versatile weapon and also popular in COD community.

Easily one of the top 3 meta weapons in the game as of now. M4 is just the main option for most of the players. It is an iconic gun that has been the weapon of choice for COD players for years. Its perfect statistics are what engage players to use it more often. It can be easily upgraded and can help unlock the attachments for other guns as well. 

Attachments And Perks

Muzzle Barrel Stock Optic Magazine
Echoless-80 Hightower 20” Tempus P80 Strike VLK 4.0 40-Round Mag
Base Perk 1 Base Perk 2 Bonus Perk Ultimate Perk
Overkill Strong Arm Spotter Survivor
  • User-friendly
  • More versatile
  • Reliable Damage
  • Poor Iron Sight
  • Not Fastest TTK

Kastov-74U 

Assault Rifle with impressive Firepower.
Kastov-74U In Call OF Duty Wz2
Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0: Kastov-74U – Image by eXputer
  • Why I chose this: It has high damage and features decent handling as well.

The last and definitely the best of the Kastov weapon tree is the Kastov-74U. It is a new weapon introduced into the assault rifle weapon class. The Kastov-74U deserves its spot as the almost best assault rifle in COD Warzone. It packs an amazing punch and can be used for medium to short ranges depending on the attachments. It is a masterpiece of a weapon designed to push back enemies by its sheer power.

Attachments And Perks

Muzzle Barrel Under Barrel Optic Magazine
Echoless-80 ShortTac 330MM FSS Sharkfin 90 Cronen Mini Pro 40-Round Mag
Base Perk 1 Base Perk 2 Bonus Perk Ultimate Perk
Double Time Tracker focus Birdseye
  • High Fire Rate
  • Manageable Recoil
  • Better Handling
  • Limited long-range capabilites

My Take On Best Assault Rifle

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The ARs that I mentioned are my favorite picks in the Assault Rifle category. Each weapon has distinct features that suit different players according to their fighting strategies and playstyles. So, you can try out one of my recommended options and see which one works out the best for you.

Whether it’s shooting enemies far away from you or enemies that are literally in close quarters with you, assault rifles can get you the kill every time. That is why they are so dependable and especially easy to use. If you are a player that mainly goes for the ARs, you should know about the best assault rifles in COD Warzone 2.0. 

So, these are the best assault rifles currently in the game. It sure can be a tough choice to choose assault rifles of this standard. Lastly, don’t miss Asad Ahmed’s review on Warzone 2; his in-depth analysis provides valuable insights. 

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Huzaifa Malik is a Guides Writer on eXputer who’s been playing FPS games like Call of Duty for as long as he can recall. He is one of the most seasoned COD players on eXputer. He has several years of experience writing for games. By following his passion for games, he chose eXputer as his hub to deliver information-rich articles. Feel free to get more familiar with Huzaifa on his gaming profiles on Steam.

Experience: 3+ years || Education: Bachelor in Architectural Engineering.

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